Multiple third-down conversions from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson helped set up a drive deep into Denver Broncos territory that ended with another field goal from Steven Hauschka, this one from 33 yards out. Seattle is off to a great start and now holds an 8-0 lead in the first quarter, picking up points on a safety and two offensive possessions deep into Denver territory.
Seattle started off just beyond the 20-yard line, and rattled off a quick first down when Russell Wilson hit Golden Tate just beyond the marker on a third-and-7. Marshawn Lynch was stopped on second down after a short gain, setting up a third-and-4 for the Seahawks. Denver brought a blitz on the play, but Wilson got rid of the ball fast, hitting Doug Baldwin for a gain of 6 yards and a first down.
Apparently, the Seahawks have some troubles on second down, as they attempted some kind of flea flicker that went nowhere. They faced yet another third down, third-and-5, and once again, Wilson converted with a pass. This one went to Baldwin, taking them all the way to first-and-goal. It was a nifty little route which Wilson connected:
Unfortunately, a holding call set them back, creating another tough third down that came so close to ending in a Jermaine Kearse touchdown.
Denver thus far has had just four offensive plays. The first was a safety, and the next three gained the Broncos just 8 yards and the Seahawks managed to force a three-and-out. Clearly, not the best start for Peyton Manning and the Denver offense but it could have been worse had some of these Hauschka field goals been touchdowns.